XP Load Failure

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As XP is loading, a blue screen briefly pops up for maybe one second with the
following info:

STOP: c0000218 (Registry file failure)
The registry cannot load the hive (file):
\Systemroot\System 32\Config\SOFTWARE
or its log or alternative.
It is corrupt, absent, or not writable.

Beginning dump of physical memory
Physical memory dump complete.

The computer then reboots back to the Windows did not start successfully
screen. No matter what option I choose on this screen the same error message
appears. Doing a repair install is not an option as the installation disks
that came with the Toshiba laptop will only allow a clean install. Any help
to try and fix this problem would be greatly appreciated.

Gary
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Have you tried booting into safe mode and running chkdsk?

    This might also help:
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;156640

    A.

    "Gary G" wrote:

    > As XP is loading, a blue screen briefly pops up for maybe one second with the
    > following info:
    >
    > STOP: c0000218 (Registry file failure)
    > The registry cannot load the hive (file):
    > \Systemroot\System 32\Config\SOFTWARE
    > or its log or alternative.
    > It is corrupt, absent, or not writable.
    >
    > Beginning dump of physical memory
    > Physical memory dump complete.
    >
    > The computer then reboots back to the Windows did not start successfully
    > screen. No matter what option I choose on this screen the same error message
    > appears. Doing a repair install is not an option as the installation disks
    > that came with the Toshiba laptop will only allow a clean install. Any help
    > to try and fix this problem would be greatly appreciated.
    >
    > Gary
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Hi

    Please see if the following link helps:

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q307545

    --

    Will Denny
    MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    Please reply to the News Groups


    "Gary G" <GaryG@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:350BDC34-0796-4982-9E67-1F6D26A55578@microsoft.com...
    > As XP is loading, a blue screen briefly pops up for maybe one second with
    > the
    > following info:
    >
    > STOP: c0000218 (Registry file failure)
    > The registry cannot load the hive (file):
    > \Systemroot\System 32\Config\SOFTWARE
    > or its log or alternative.
    > It is corrupt, absent, or not writable.
    >
    > Beginning dump of physical memory
    > Physical memory dump complete.
    >
    > The computer then reboots back to the Windows did not start successfully
    > screen. No matter what option I choose on this screen the same error
    > message
    > appears. Doing a repair install is not an option as the installation
    > disks
    > that came with the Toshiba laptop will only allow a clean install. Any
    > help
    > to try and fix this problem would be greatly appreciated.
    >
    > Gary
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Will,
    Thanks. Got XP to load using the link you gave me. It is not in the same
    configuration where it was before the problem started but it's close. It's
    working again and that is all that matters. I appreciate your help.

    Gary

    "Will Denny" wrote:

    > Hi
    >
    > Please see if the following link helps:
    >
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q307545
    >
    > --
    >
    > Will Denny
    > MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    > Please reply to the News Groups
    >
    >
    > "Gary G" <GaryG@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:350BDC34-0796-4982-9E67-1F6D26A55578@microsoft.com...
    > > As XP is loading, a blue screen briefly pops up for maybe one second with
    > > the
    > > following info:
    > >
    > > STOP: c0000218 (Registry file failure)
    > > The registry cannot load the hive (file):
    > > \Systemroot\System 32\Config\SOFTWARE
    > > or its log or alternative.
    > > It is corrupt, absent, or not writable.
    > >
    > > Beginning dump of physical memory
    > > Physical memory dump complete.
    > >
    > > The computer then reboots back to the Windows did not start successfully
    > > screen. No matter what option I choose on this screen the same error
    > > message
    > > appears. Doing a repair install is not an option as the installation
    > > disks
    > > that came with the Toshiba laptop will only allow a clean install. Any
    > > help
    > > to try and fix this problem would be greatly appreciated.
    > >
    > > Gary
    >
    >
    >
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